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CUFC announce the release of 11 players

The fallout has begun at Brunton Park after Carlisle United's relegation to league two.

The Blues have announced the release of 11 players just days after their 3-0 defeat at Wolves on Saturday. They are:

  • Chris Chantler
  • Danny Livesey
  • Prince Buaben
  • Liam Noble
  • Lee Miller
  • Mike Edwards
  • Greg Fleming
  • Jack Lynch
  • Lewis Guy
  • Nacho Novo
  • Pascal Chimbonda

They will be released when their current contracts end.

Midfielders Paul Thirlwell and James Berrett have been offered one and two year contracts.

Youth second years Patrick Brough and Kyle Dempsey have been offered one year professional contracts.

Striker Danny Cadamarteri has retired after sustaining a knee injury at the end of last season.

Do or die for United over Easter

Coming off the back of last weekend's six one annihilation at the hands of Preston, Carlisle United have two games in four days over the Easter bank holiday.

Results against Walsall tomorrow and Peterborough on Monday could go a long way towards deciding whether or not the blues stay in League One next season.

Ryan Dollard reports:

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Kav v Greg as Carlisle United take on Notts County

Carlisle United boss Graham Kavanagh will come face to face with his former boss Greg Abbott when Carlisle United take on Notts County.

The pair have a good relationship and remain in regular contact, but they've suspended their friendship until after the relegation battle match between two sides fighting for their lives in League One.

Blues powerless to hold rampant Orient

For the second time in the league this season Carlisle United were on the wrong end of a one-sided scoreline against Leyton Orient. United were well beaten and it would be unfair to say that the home side were flattered by their margin of victory.

Scott Cuthbert put Orient into the lead when he connected with Lloyd James' corner towards the end of the first half.

Two minutes after the half-time break the londoner's advantage was doubled when Jamie Ness scored with a fabulous strike from twenty-five yards out.

Kevin Lisbie and Shaq Coulthirst completed the rout.

Despite conceding four goals United's goalkeeper Greg Fleming had a good game and was responsible for keeping the margin within the realms of respectability.

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